UFC on Fox 7: Mir vs. Cormier and Melendez vs. Henderson for 155lb title

January 15, 2013

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UFC on Fox 7: Mir vs. Cormier and Melendez vs. Henderson for 155lb title



Two match-ups have just been announced for UFC on Fox 7 as Daniel Cormier will make his UFC debut against former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

The event will take place on April 20, 2013 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Cormier was initially scheduled to fight Mir in November of 2012 until Mir pulled out due to an injury.  Cormier is fresh off a win over Dion Staring this past weekend at Strikeforce’s finale show.

Mir, who’s last fight ended in a TKO loss to then-heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will look to shake the dust off his shoulders and return with a bang against one of the divisions toughest heavyweight contenders in Cormier.

In other exciting news, Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will duke it out with UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson for the UFC strap.

Henderson’s recent success was defending his title against #1 contender Nate Diaz back in December, 2012.

Melendez, has enjoyed a 7 fight win streak with his last win coming over Josh Thomson back in May, 2012.  Injuries sidelined the Strikeforce champ from competing in future Strikeforce events.

The two will now meet to determine who the real number one lightweight in the world really is.

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